unduly or unrealistically magnified: to have an exaggerated opinion of oneself.
abnormally increased or enlarged.
- ex·ag·ger·at·ed·ly, adverb
- non·ex·ag·ger·at·ed, adjective
- non·ex·ag·ger·at·ed·ly, adverb
- self-ex·ag·ger·at·ed, adjective
- un·ex·ag·ger·at·ed, adjective
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How to use exaggerated in a sentence
We think our actions have an exaggerated influence on other people.Can I Ask You a Ridiculously Personal Question? (Ep. 451) | Stephen J. Dubner | February 11, 2021 | Freakonomics
Continue hopping from one leg to the other like the exaggerated movement of a speed skater.
For those who suffer from anxiety, the visual bias to attend to threat is exaggerated.Why Horror Films Are More Popular Than Ever - Issue 95: Escape | Coltan Scrivner | January 14, 2021 | Nautilus
It seems that rumors of Facebook Instant Articles’ death have been greatly exaggerated.Cheat sheet: Facebook Instant Articles revenues rise for publishers | Max Willens | December 16, 2020 | Digiday
Britain’s first female prime minister, who died in 2013, is portrayed as clashing with Olivia Colman’s Elizabeth to an extent that some say is exaggerated.Netflix rejects calls to add disclaimer to ‘The Crown’ | ehinchliffe | December 6, 2020 | Fortune
Reports of the “end of men,”turns out, have been greatly exaggerated.
Inevitably, some of this may have been exaggerated in social media.Fierce Fighting in Grozny Raises Specter of ISIS Influence in Russia | Anna Nemtsova | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The threat of this virus to the general public may have been exaggerated.
His many publications and his emails to me are long-winded, occasionally exaggerated, and sometimes hard to follow.The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven’t Heard Of | Jay Michaelson | September 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One volunteer gave an exaggerated eye roll when I asked about it.The Coronation That Wants to Be a Movement: Scenes From Hillary’s Iowa Steak Fry | Ana Marie Cox | September 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We dismounted, and speedily found that MacRae hadn't exaggerated the evil qualities of that descent.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
What a spectral and exaggerated shape all things take in her scared and over-excited gaze!Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
He spoke with an animation and earnestness that gave an exaggerated importance to every syllable he uttered.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
It not only brought about the instant beginnings of the siege, but its proportions were grossly exaggerated in the public eye.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
The news of Bruce's success, no doubt exaggerated and distorted, produced a great sensation in the northern parts of Scotland.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
British Dictionary definitions for exaggerated
unduly or excessively magnified; enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness
pathol abnormally enlarged: an exaggerated spleen
- exaggeratedly, adverb
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